For weeks now, Obama has been on the attack against the rich, the TEA Party, and the GOP as he pushes his jobs/debt bill. But for all the dozens of near-daily speeches that he has given on the topic, the polls haven't budged the slightest in his direction. If anything, the polling has shown a deteriorating approval for this President. Today, in fact, Gallup reported another fall in Obama's rating to a tie of his previous historical low of 38%.
Some say he's trying to shore up his base; and, maybe he is. But, with him continuing to lose overall approval percentages, it appears that any gains he might have made have been more than offset by losses in approval from others like independents. And, let's not forget, it was the independents who really got him elected. Not just his base.
Obviously, his message is failing.